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How Can Body Ache And Weakness In The Legs Be Treated While Suffering From Marfan Syndrome?

Hi I have Marfan syndrome and for the last 2 days I have felt really awful my body aches I have no energy my legs and arms feel so weak I have some shortness of breath I get like this if I over do it cleaning my home or if I try to do yard work. My aorta tore about 4 years ago I lost blood flow from my waist down damaging my left kidney I have had a lot of trouble with my legs being weak i done physical therapy to help my walk but Ibotta through this often I feel like something else is going on please help
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
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Hi,

Two parts of the body that can be affected by Marfan syndrome are the heart (mitral valve, aorta) and lungs. If either is not functioning properly, the person can have exercise intolerance along with shortness of breath (house and yard work). and feel weak.

People with Marfan's ought to have a cardiac ultrasound on a yearly basis and pulmonary function tests.

You did not provide your age, but I recommend that you contact the nearest hospital to see if there is a doctor on staff who specializes in Marfan's or other connective tissue disorders. If not, you can contact a heart doctor and lung specialist (pediatric or adult depending on your age.)

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Arnold Zedd,
Pediatrician
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How Can Body Ache And Weakness In The Legs Be Treated While Suffering From Marfan Syndrome?

Hi, Two parts of the body that can be affected by Marfan syndrome are the heart (mitral valve, aorta) and lungs. If either is not functioning properly, the person can have exercise intolerance along with shortness of breath (house and yard work). and feel weak. People with Marfan s ought to have a cardiac ultrasound on a yearly basis and pulmonary function tests. You did not provide your age, but I recommend that you contact the nearest hospital to see if there is a doctor on staff who specializes in Marfan s or other connective tissue disorders. If not, you can contact a heart doctor and lung specialist (pediatric or adult depending on your age.) Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Arnold Zedd, Pediatrician